Category talk:World Health Organization COVID-19 disinformation infographics
WHO Infographics are outdated and contradict other public health agencies
I don't believe many of these infographics should be used on Wikipedia as they are outdated and contradict advice from other public health authorities.
The WHO advice in these infographics does not mention mask wearing in nearly all of the advice on avoiding infection.This is not surprising, as the WHO only started to advise that mask-wearing could be useful for the general public in early June 2020. Many of the infographics released under CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO are dated before that change. In contrast the US's CDC  and the EU's ECDC  both recommend masks in public areas.
All of the WHO infographics that mention physical distancing recommend 1 meter of distance. The US's CDC recommends  six feet of physical distancing, and the EU's ECDC recommends  from 1 to 2 meters distance. Carl Henderson (talk) 22:46, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Warning : some of these infographics can be construed as disinformation
Wikimedia needs to thread around very carefully when it comes to collaborating directly with political bodies such as the WHO and enhancing diffusion of their content. Especially when such bodies themselves engage in what is potentially disinformation:
- Example 1 : File:FACT-_Antibiotics_CANNOT_prevent_or_treat_COVID-19.png – stating as "FACT" that "Antibiotics work only against bacteria, not viruses" is disinformation. There are academic studies published by reputable researchers in reputable journals discussing the antiviral properties of some antibiotics. For instance : Topical antibiotic triggers unexpected antiviral response (in Nature Microbiology), Fighting viruses with antibiotics: an overlooked path (in International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents), Microbiota-independent antiviral effects of antibiotics on poliovirus and coxsackievirus (in Virology), Novel antiviral properties of azithromycin in cystic fibrosis airway epithelial cells (in European Respiratory Journal), and even a specific publication regarding Covid-19 : Azithromycin for severe COVID-19 (in The Lancet) !
- Example 2 : File:FACT- Exposing yourself to the sun or temperatures higher than 25°C DOES NOT protect you from COVID-19.png – such an assertion of "FACT" contradicts Simulated Sunlight Rapidly Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 on Surfaces (in The Journal of Infectious Diseases) and Joint guidance on vitamin D in the era of COVID-19 (from six medical societies).
Fa suisse (talk) 00:41, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
Keep it as it is
To Fa and Carl etc.: They are fine as they are. It is important to keep it, with datestamps, also as a (minor) historical record, with such a note. No censorship.
Wikipedia (and Commons) is wrong, so we just slap such a caveat.